Clubs, Classes, Results

Sprog Nationals 2017

by John Wright The Sprog Nationals had a disappointing entry of just ten boats as many promises were not fulfilled, and many entries that were expected just didn’t turn up. Regrettably that is sailing today as also experienced by the GP14 and Fireball fleets over the same period. On the positive side the racing was keen and close with Ricky and Ryan Robinson dominating the racing. Phillip Bennett & Helen gave a good chase as runners-up. The fight for the ... Read More »

Fireball & GP14 Nationals

by Malcolm Osborne George Lakes Yacht Club (GLYC) was a hive of activity when it hosted its annual New Year Regatta. Numbers were boosted as the Fireball and GP14 classes hosted their National Championships as part of the event. Both classes mustered 10 boats each to contest for their national trophies. Contestants came from Johannesburg, Cape Town, East London, Port Elizabeth, Knysna and Mossel Bay, in addition to the GLYC fleet. Just three Lasers sailed for the senior New Year ... Read More »

Sangoma Cruise. Durban to Richards Bay & Back

by Sophie Thompson A small fleet of adventurous yachties ventured offshore for the Sangoma Cruise hosted by Point Yacht Club between Christmas and New Year. The 80 nautical mile cruise had five keelboats entered to participate, with three of the yachts taking the first weather window on Boxing Day, the remaining two checked out to leave on 28 December to catch the South Westerly winds. First to depart, Ocean Spirit helmed by Neville Bransby set the pace in the dying ... Read More »

Flying Fifteen Nationals and Hobie 16 KZN Regionals

by Sophie Thompson Three days of adverse conditions off Durban during the December long-weekend tested two small, competitive fleets of sailors competing in the Flying Fifteen Nationals and Hobie 16 Provincials, hosted by Point Yacht Club. In the Flying Fifteen Nationals, no strangers to being at the front of the pack in the Flying Fifteen class, Patrick Harris and Jeremy Kriek led throughout the regatta, impressively taking top honours in eight out of the nine races, finding it heavy going ... Read More »

Youth Nationals 2017 – Final Overall Results

Here are the final results for the Youth Nationals 2017 – held at Midmar Dam. Optimist Results:  youth nationals results OptimistYN_Results_Final Dabchick Results:  youth nationals results DabchickYN_Results_Final Dart, Hobie 16 & Laser Radial Results:  youth nationals results dart-hobie 16-laser radial Course2YN_Results_Final_By_Class Cats & Open Fleet Results:  youth nationals results cats – open fleet Course2YN_Results_Final_By_Fleet RS Tera Results:  youth nationals results RSTeraYN_Results_Final     Read More »

Hobie GP Series Results

Congratulations to Gerhard and Divan Van Niekerk for winning the 2017 series. Mike and Jennifer Goodyer were a close second while Kyle and Dylan Lambie followed in 3rd and 4th places respectively. Results GP 5 Series HERE:  results Hobie Gp 5 Overall GP Series Results HERE: results Hobie Gp Series 2017 www.hobiesa.co.za Read More »

Cape Town Race Week Kicks Off this Weekend

One of the country’s most popular sailing events due to start on Saturday 16 December, with a warm-up twilight race happening on Friday evening 15 December. Owing to its position surrounded by the ocean, Cape Town sees some fantastic water sport events happening throughout the year – but the December summer sun seems to lend everything that happens on the water a touch of extra sexiness. Locals and tourists are drawn to our shores every summer to taste some of ... Read More »

Flying Fifteen Nationals and Hobie 16 Provincials

by Sophie Thompson Two classes will be heading offshore to compete in the Flying Fifteen Nationals and Hobie 16 Provincials hosted by Point Yacht Club this weekend from the 16 – 18 December. Defending champs in the modern fleet of Flying Fifteens are Patrick Harris and Jeremy Kriek who keep raking in the awards, they will be back on the water in the hopes of being crowned yet again. In the hunt to topple them off the top spot on ... Read More »

Southern Charter Classic at Theewaters. Results & Pics

Last weekend this event was sailed at Theewaters, with up to 7 races being sailed in some classes.   VIEW THE PICS HERE     RESULTS HERE:  sailwave_results_for_southern_charter_classic_tsc_at_theewater_sports_club_2017 Next Event Details Host: Hermanus Yacht Club Date: 3 – 4 February 2018 Racing: Open to all Dinghies and Multihulls (Multiple Courses) For more details visit the website HERE Read More »

Novamarine West Coast Offshore Race

by Richard Crockett Having a passion for offshore racing I always do my best to follow these races as best as one can. Regrettably for me, the tracker system was not up to scratch and kept losing the entire fleet or groups of boats at regular intervals, and which simply does not supply sufficient info. I suppose though that it was better than nothing! I was impressed by one boat in particular – that being Indaba, the Stadt 34 sailed ... Read More »

Western Cape Championships on Table Bay in 2018

Notice of Intention V & A Waterfront 30 March 2018 – 2 April 2018 (Inclusive) On behalf of SA Sailing WC Exco we are pleased to announce that it is our intention to sail our Western Cape Championships 2018 in Table Bay, launching/docking at the Waterfront Basin. Various meetings have already taken place regarding logistics etc and there are more to follow. The venue was chosen with the intention of capitalising on vast numbers of both local and foreign visitors ... Read More »

South African Sailing. Rescheduling Special General Meeting

Notification to SAS Members Dear Member The President’s email on the 17th October 2017 giving notice of a Special General Meeting (SGM)to vote on the adoption of an amended South African Sailing Constitution did not include details of the intended venue. It, therefore, could not represent an official notice for an SGM although it complied with all other aspects required for such notification. The notice of an SGM sent out on the 19th October 2017, which included the required details ... Read More »

George Lakes Yacht Club. 2017 Inter-Club Regatta

WIN A GARMIN QUATIX 5 WATCH. CLICK HERE   by Malcolm Osborne George Lakes Yacht Club hosted it annual inter club regatta at its Island Lake venue. It was attended by competitors from Mossel Bay Yacht & Boat Club and Knysna Yacht Club. Two fleets were created – a Fast fleet (those with ratings less than 1200) and a Slow Fleet (those with ratings greater than 1200). The Fast Fleet had 23 boats, comprising Fireballs, Lasers, Dabchicks and Hobie 14. ... Read More »

Point Yacht Club Jonsson Cup

by Sophie Thompson A highly competitive fleet squared up against each other in the historic Jonsson Cup Pursuit Race hosted by Point Yacht Club in Durban Bay on Saturday, with a photo-finish revealing the ‘would-be’ winner. Long deliberation after the event, the Rear Commodore of Dinghies Myles White announced, “As a result of the issue with missing harbour marks and the laid mark, the completed race has been declared invalid and will be re-sailed, provisionally this coming weekend.” Due to ... Read More »

Proposed Amended South African Sailing Constitution and By-Laws

Dear South African Sailing Members The South African Sailing Council has now concluded it’s review of our Constitution. This document which dates back to 1998 has served us well over the years. Two decades later four areas require updating. Outside of these areas you will find the majority of the text remains unaltered. The areas are:- 1. Close alignment to the South African Constitution especially in the area of Transformation. 2. The ability to raise money for the development of ... Read More »